Established in 1889, the Merchants Trust PLC aims to provide its shareholders with an above-average level of income which increases over time.

The trust is managed by Simon Gergel, Chief Investment Officer, UK Equities at Allianz Global Investors.

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In this video, portfolio manager Simon Gergel explains how the Brexit vote has favoured some of the largest UK companies, which derive the majority of their revenues from overseas, and how a weaker sterling has boosted the dividend-paying prospects of these companies. He also explores how the climate of uncertainty has favoured more defensive companies as well as the beneficiaries of a weaker pound, and looks at the opportunities emerging in recovery stocks, where valuations have reached favourable levels compared with their medium-term growth potential.

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428.25p

Share Price

29 Sep 2016

476.40p

NAV per Share

28 Sep 2016

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price history

Source: Lipper, market close mid price.  

Investing involves risk. The value of an investment and the income from it may fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the full amount invested.

Source: Richard Davies Investor Relations as at 4 April 2014. Please note Allianz Global Investors does not make recommendations on where to buy investment trusts and is unable to provide financial advice. You are strongly advised that if you are unsure about the most suitable option for your needs that you should contact a financial adviser.

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